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Las Vegas Massacre Prompts Further Look Into Nevada's Gun Laws
- October 06, 2017

Numerous 23 guns found with Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock were modified with bump stocks . The statement , released by NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre and it's Institute for Legislative Action executive director Chris Cox, also calls for Congress to pass the National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act, which would allow carry a concealed handgun into or possess a concealed handgun in another state that allows individuals to carry concealed firearms. (more...)
Trump Calls on Senate Intel Committee to Probe 'Fake News Networks'
- October 06, 2017

On Twitter Thursday morning, Trump called out the Senate Intelligence Committee, a panel probing Russia's meddling in the 2016 election, and asked why the committee isn't looking into " Fake News Networks in OUR country". "No verification from me", he tweeted. The Fallout: The prospect of congressional investigations into news gathering sets off alarm bells in the media, among First Amendment advocates, and certainly among lawmakers of both parties that profess to be advocates for freedom ... (more...)
VERIFY: Did Las Vegas gunman use automatic weapon? VERIFY: Did Las Vegas gunman use automatic weapon?
- October 06, 2017

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives ( ATF ) to review the matter, rather than create new laws. The stocks have been around for less than a decade. We can verify paddock could have used a modified semi-automatic weapon purchased legally. Our laws since 1986 prohibit fully automatic weapons. Numerous attempts to design retrofits failed until recent years when bump stocks came on the market. (more...)
Federal regulator clamps down on payday lending industry Federal regulator clamps down on payday lending industry
- October 06, 2017

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Thursday finalized wide-ranging rules targeting the billions of dollars in fees collected by payday lenders offering high-cost, short-term loans. "The rule's common sense ability-to-repay protections prevent lenders from succeeding by setting up borrowers to fail". While leaders of Ohioans for Payday Loan Reform (OFPLR) support this new federal standard wholeheartedly, they caution that Ohio's payday lending problems won't be resolved without ... (more...)
Getting fully automatic weapons might not be as easy as you think Getting fully automatic weapons might not be as easy as you think
- October 06, 2017

Banning guns from law-abiding Americans based on the criminal act of a madman will do nothing to prevent future attacks. Paddock killed 59 and wounded more than 500 after he opened fire from his 32 floor hotel room in Mandalay Bay Casino and Resort. (more...)
Gun stocks up after Las Vegas shooting Gun stocks up after Las Vegas shooting
- October 06, 2017

He said that numerous patrons of the shooting ranges are tourists, including those "from Asian countries" where "there's no firearm culture". An analysis by the nonprofit Gun Violence Archive , which collects media, police and government reports on gun violence nationwide, found 273 mass shooting incidents this year alone. (more...)
New England Patriots vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Preview and Prediction New England Patriots vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Preview and Prediction
- October 06, 2017

The Patriots have won six of the eight meetings all-time between the franchises, including the past three contests. This is a game both playoff contending teams need to have. Repeated undisciplined play and mental errors hindered the Patriots and gave the Buccaneers new life, but Tampa Bay simply did not capitalize on the mistakes. (more...)
To 'Inflict Maximum Carnage,' Vegas Gunman Exploited Bump Stock Loophole
- October 06, 2017

President Donald Trump has not talked about bump stocks specifically, but did indicate this week that he's open to considering additional gun regulations. She authored an assault weapons ban that was in place for a decade before expiring in 2004, and said she had been considering trying to reintroduce that more sweeping legislation, as she's done unsuccessfully after past mass shootings, including the one at Sandy Hook elementary school in CT. (more...)
President Trump traveling to Las Vegas 'to pay our respects' President Trump traveling to Las Vegas 'to pay our respects'
- October 06, 2017

Trump issued a proclamation Monday ordering flags be flown at half-staff until sunset October 6. The Senate observed a moment of silence before beginning proceedings Monday afternoon. "What will it take to pass common sense gun laws that take guns out of the hands of people who should not have them?" He asked for legislation requiring universal background checks and criticized a bill introduced in the House that would make it easier to get gun silencers. (more...)
Notre Dame at North Carolina
- October 06, 2017

He was cleared to start running Wednesday and he will be available Saturday. The Tar Heels (1-4) weren't supposed to be in this position of leaning on a new quarterback. -RB Jordon Brown leads the Tar Heels in both rushing and receptions. "It's a great opportunity for our team". Besides Brandon Wimbush , running backs Josh Adams and Tony Jones Jr. (more...)
White House, top Republicans, and NRA open to 'bump stock' regulation
- October 06, 2017

The US authorities would have to "immediately" check wher apparatus for conversion of semi-automatic to fully automatic weapons is equivalent to federal law, it is said in a statement of NRA. The Obama administration's ATF gave its seal of approval to selling the devices in 2010 after concluding that they did not violate federal law. The national conversation is leading to some debate locally, as those for and against bump stocks sound off. (more...)
NSW Premier and PM lead the charge for tougher terror laws NSW Premier and PM lead the charge for tougher terror laws
- October 06, 2017

Australia is to build a national database of as many citizens' images as it can, with state premiers rubber-stamping prime minister Malcolm Turnbull's plan to add drivers' licenses to a national facial recognition database. Civil liberties groups said it was a "sad day" for Australia, while privacy advocates warned that it was "inevitable" the data compiled nationally for the first time would eventually be used for purposes besides counter-terrorism. (more...)
The definition of 'mass shooting' complicates media coverage The definition of 'mass shooting' complicates media coverage
- October 06, 2017

There's no question it was a massacre: A lone gunman perched high in a hotel suite killed 59 people , including a Wisconsin native , who had gathered for an outdoor country music concert. The Las Vegas attack inevitably thrust the topic of gun control back into public debate as many people on social media stood out to call on Congress to act to curb gun violence. (more...)
Donald Trump calls Las Vegas gunman 'demented' Donald Trump calls Las Vegas gunman 'demented'
- October 06, 2017

After Trump was asked if authorities have determined a motive, he said , "Not yet", and followed that up by deeming the shooter - 64-year-old Stephen Paddock - a "sick" and "demented" man. Craig Stoehlien of Austin was in Cargill's shop Thursday purchasing a rifle. Some retailers, including Walmart and Cabela's, that sold bump stocks online have taken the items off their sites . (more...)
Syria fighting worst since Aleppo, air strikes deadly - aid agencies Syria fighting worst since Aleppo, air strikes deadly - aid agencies
- October 06, 2017

The Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) group later denied its leader, Mohamed al-Jolani, had been injured, saying he was carrying out his duties as normal, in a statement posted on Telegram. The Russian-backed Syrian Army said it took the city where the Islamic State claims it captured the soldiers on September 5. Turkey, Russia, and Iran are making major efforts to reduce fighting in and around Idlib, with a deal in the Astana peace talks bringing most of the rebels on board. (more...)
Trump Asks Congress For $29 Billion In Additional Disaster Aid Trump Asks Congress For $29 Billion In Additional Disaster Aid
- October 06, 2017

An additional $577 million will be used for the western wildfires. The White House said it forecasts the National Flood Insurance Program , which insures about 5 million homes and businesses, will have hurricane losses of about $16 billion and proposed cancelling $16 billion in debt for the program. (more...)
House approves 2018 budget outline, takes first step for tax reform House approves 2018 budget outline, takes first step for tax reform
- October 06, 2017

And the latest evidence of bias is its willingness to jump to conclusions about the GOP plan before crucial details are known. A House GOP border adjustment tax proposal to tax imports and exempt exports, which would have raised an estimated $1.2 trillion over 10 years, died amid fierce opposition, for instance. (more...)
Mueller Met With Trump Dossier Author in Summer Mueller Met With Trump Dossier Author in Summer
- October 06, 2017

Former FBI director Mueller leads a sweeping probe into possible Trump campaign collusion with Russian interference in the 2016 election. The U.S. intelligence community has said they took the allegations made in the dossier seriously. A representative for Steele did not respond to a request for comment, CNN reported. "We're investigating a very expansive Russian network of interference in USA elections", Burr added. (more...)
Nawaz Sharif re-elected head of ruling PML-N party Nawaz Sharif re-elected head of ruling PML-N party
- October 06, 2017

Prior to his departure, Nawaz met party leaders and government officials at the departure lounge of the old airport. Sharif, who was recently elected the president of his PML-N party, left for United Kingdom on a Pakistan International Airlines flight from Lahore . (more...)
Bump stock ban? What NRA, Congress are doing after Las Vegas shooting
- October 06, 2017

And after the Vegas shooting, demand for bump stocks is on the rise. With the national debate on gun control in high gear after the tragedy, the spotlight quickly shifted to the so-called bump stock. "The NRA call for review & regulation of bump stocks is a unsafe, deceptive dodge", he tweeted. The website's that have continued to sell them, are selling out of bump stocks or have already sold out , according to a report by The Trace . (more...)
Vegas shooter's girlfriend denies knowledge of attack Vegas shooter's girlfriend denies knowledge of attack
- October 06, 2017

An official in the Philippines says the Las Vegas shooter's girlfriend was in that country at the time of the attack. Danley was met by Federal Bureau of Investigation agents at Los Angeles International Airport Tuesday night after her return from the Philippines, her home country, according to the City News Service. (more...)
GOP signals willingness to look at gun accessories GOP signals willingness to look at gun accessories
- October 06, 2017

It's outrageous that such devices are legally bought without so much as a background check, and for as little as $100. Sen. "Possession of any semi-automatic weapon modified for the goal of rapidly firing rounds, without the need for a manual finger pull to discharge each round, is illegal under Penal Law 265.02 (2) because such a weapon simulates the function and effect of a machine-gun", State Police spokesman William Duffy said in a statement . (more...)
NRA: Gun bump-fire stock devices 'should be subject to additional regulations' NRA: Gun bump-fire stock devices 'should be subject to additional regulations'
- October 06, 2017

That had been our nation's deadliest mass shooting in modern history until a deranged man killed even more from a tower in Las Vegas this week, raining bullets down on a music festival. It has nothing to do with banning the weapons themselves. "Bump stocks essentially circumvent strict and accepted laws against automatic weapons", said Sen. (more...)
Complaint: Milwaukee mother fatally burned 4-year-old son Complaint: Milwaukee mother fatally burned 4-year-old son
- October 06, 2017

Her father, Ralph DiStasio, told the Sentinel that his daughter had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and that Antonio was autistic. Di Stasio was arrested later that day. Prosecutors say she had been meaning to spell the word cannibal. It also revealed that she visited a message board that "detailed the ways to kill cannibals within the game", and recommended to "kill it with fire". (more...)
Las Vegas shooting spurs talks of gun control
- October 06, 2017

Bump stocks can effectively change semi-automatic weapons into fully automatics by utilising the weapon's recoil effect. That's perfectly legal, according to rules established by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. (more...)